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5.0 out of 5 stars
Very funny and thought provoking, 20 Feb. 2008
The book is hilariously, if sometimes painfully funny! At times you wonder how anybody gets through the training to be a doctor in the first place. Max highlights the feelings and experiences of a junior doctor in his first year in hospital; sometimes terrifying, sometimes rewarding - often farcical!
Although it is very funny - it is also very thought provoking, and Max ranges from government targets to local bureaucracy, always highlighting the effect these have on patient care. This is definitely not just a book for those working in the NHS. It opened my eyes as to just how hectic and chaotic it must be for doctors and nurses. Max obviously cares deeply about the NHS and his patients. For all the scrapes he gets in to - you'd certainly want him as your doctor!